The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date in 1956:
Staff at Willard hospital rushed with patients
WILLARD — Any battle veteran who would have dropped in yesterday morning at the Willard Municipal Hospital might have thought he was at a front line aid station except for the lack of uniforms.
Within the space of less than an hour, hospital attendants gave first aid to some 12 to 15 persons involved in two crashes on Rt. 224 and one on Rt. 4 south of Attica.
One of the Rt. 224 crashes, which occurred at 7:25 a.m., a mile east of Willard, involved two cars loaded with passengers.
Driver of the one was Rosalie Ewing, 31, rural Shelby, and the other, Albert Blankenship, Willard.
Treated at the hospital were Alleta Hickley, Orange Rd., and Mary Miller, 35, both in the car of Blankenship, who was also injured. In the same car, but unhurt, were Vera Gill, Orange Rd., and Pat Eberly, both 29, New Haven.
Passengers injured int he Ewing car were Rose Chapman, 28, rural Willard; Mary Foraker, 34, and Mary Daniel, both of Willard.
Open house for Guy Harkness
Numerous lovely bouquets of cut flowers and potted flowering plants adorned the home of Mr. and Mrs. Guy M. Harkness, 20 W. Chestnut, Saturday afternoon and evening when open house was held honoring Mr. Harkness, who has retired after serving 52 and one-half years with Postal Department of the United Sates Government.
A color scheme of red and white was carried out in table decorations featuring an attractive centerpiece of red and white carnations and white tapers. Mrs. Russell Gfell poured during the afternoon session and Miss Madge Mossman presented at the table in the evening.
N.H. girl to vie for title of Growers’ Queen
NEW HAVEN — Patricia Postema is one of seven young Ohioan candidates for the title of state queen of the Vegetable and Potato Growers Association at the group’s annual convention which opens Monday at the Hotel Cleveland.
Miss Postema is a regional winner.
Miss Potema, a freshman at OSU, was graduated last June from New Haven High. She is the daughter of Mr.. and Mrs. Edward Postema.
Rainbow Girls installation of officers held here
The Order of Rainbow for Girls of Norwalk held its installation Jan. 28, at the Masonic Hall.
The installing officer was Betty Baker. Assisting with the installing were Connie Shepler, Karen Stutz, Pat Cross, Brenda Lee, Julia Sturgeon, Pat Manns, Sarah Schauss, Linda Upper, Bonnie Lantz, Alice Shants, Robert Stutz and Linda Latham.
The newly elected worthy advisor is Judy Carpenter. Her new line associate advisors, Barbara Wicker, Charity; Kathryn Buchwald, Hope; and Marlene Ringle, Faith.
Other officers are Linda McLaughlin, Alice Shantz, Eileen Rickard, Ruth Brown, Sarah Lion, LaWana Swartz, Linda Watts, Martha Leadbetter, Sharon Roscoe, Kay Schwab, Linda Lawrie, Sandra Beckstein, Sylvia Shipley, Judy Kledis and Pam Miller.
Coming Friday — Feb. 9, 1956: Tucker faces ouster from election board
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok